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OTTAWA, January 4, 2018 – Today, BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy pilot project aimed at expanding diversity in Canada’s bio-economy. The project will foster industry growth by placing internationally educated professionals (IEPs) that have been designated BioReadyTM with employers looking to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

OTTAWA, November 29, 2017 – BioTalent Canada announced the extension of its wage-subsidy initiative to help new graduates across Canada land a ‘green’ job in biotechnology, environmental and other sectors. The federally-funded program will provide $2.3 million in wage subsidies to facilitate over 200 new placements over the next two years.

OTTAWA, November 16, 2017 – BioTalent Canada today announced a new wage-subsidy program to help new graduates in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) acquire work experience in environmental STEM fields.

OTTAWA, November 8, 2017 – BioTalent Canada today announced that the MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire, is now accepting nominations for its 2018 award. The award, sponsored by MAGNUS Personnel, is an initiative to recognize the young employees who have contributed most significantly to their Canadian biotechnology employer in the past year. The winner will be announced in Spring 2018 and will be awarded a $1,000 prize.

OTTAWA, October 31, 2017 – Today, BioTalent Canada released its third annual National Compensation Guide, which provides the average annual salaries and benefits for 34 popular skills profiles within the Canadian bio-economy. The publication also includes a national review of job descriptions and the experience, skills and education required to effectively function in those roles.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, October 24, 2017 – Mike D’Amico, Stratford Managers Corporation’s VP and HR Practice Lead, was recently named Chair of BioTalent Canada’s Board of Directors at the organization’s Board meeting.

OTTAWA, October 18, 2017 – BioTalent Canada announced today its partnership with BioBenefits, a discount employee-benefits provider, offering plans which enable small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada’s bio-economy to afford group benefits.

OTTAWA, August 28, 2017 – BioTalent Canada today announced a new initiative to increase job-readiness of post-secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and business students across Canada.

What are you doing to advance your career? In this issue of HR Microscope, BioTalent Canada shares news about the benefits of wage subsidies, a new tool by the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia to better equip newcomers for the Canadian workplace, and perspectives on how to manage that all-important job interview.

Sound HR policies and practices foster employee satisfaction, which in turn fuel performance, productivity and innovation. BioTalent Canada is pleased to share points of views on IP protection policies, effective communications and employee health and wellness from the perspective of Gowling WLG, Business Wire and HealthParnters.

Wage subsidy programs play an important economic role. Since 2013, with the funding of Canada’s federal government, BioTalent Canada has injected over $6.8 million into Canada’s bio-economy, while helping 168 biotechnology companies hire over 550 new graduates. BioTalent Canada is pleased to support the bio-economy in accessing new talent.

OTTAWA, April 20, 2017 – BioTalent Canada announced today that its animated short, Expanding Accessibility in Biotechnology, has won the Platinum Award for Motion Graphics Information at the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition overseen by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP). The award showcases the talent and creativity of marketing and communications professionals, many of whom have contributed to public service or charitable organizations.

OTTAWA, April 19, 2017 – BioTalent Canada announced today that Venkata (Teja) Nandamuri, from RightBlue Labs in Toronto, Ontario is the winner of the 2017 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire. For winning, he will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000.

Research shows that companies with a diverse workforce report improvements in innovation, problem-solving and productivity. So, striving towards a diverse workforce is just good business practice. BioTalent Canada is proud to engage with partners and stakeholders in initiatives that encourage diversity within the workforce, like the Opportunities Fund wage subsidy program and the EnAbling Change Program.

OTTAWA, March 28, 2017 – BioTalent Canada’s labour market report: Opening the Door II, outlining national youth employment trends in Canada’s biotechnology sector was released today, providing insight into quantitative and qualitative benefits provided by wage subsidy programs to both new graduates and bio-economy employers.

Young innovators are shaping Canada’s bio-economy every day. Adding a talented, willing to-learn member to the team builds capacity and can accelerate the achievement of business goals. In support of tomorrow’s biotech leaders, BioTalent Canada congratulates the finalists of the 2017 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire.

Since the start of the Career Focus wage subsidy program in 2005, BioTalent Canada has helped over 800 new graduates find a job in the bio-economy. Employer feedback on the contribution of these young workers has been overwhelmingly positive. The MAGNUS Catalyst Award is an effort to recognize these talented young people, hired through wage subsidies.